Out of hundreds of submissions sent in from all over the world, the following children have been chosen as finalists in Tzivos Hashem’s Jewish Kids got Talent Competition, chosen by the general public, together with a panel of judges.
These finalists will all perform at the live Jewish Kids Got Talent Finale, on January 16th at the Annual Tzivos Hashem dinner to take place at the New York Hilton in Manhattan. The guests present on the night will have the final say on who is the overall winner of Jewish Kids Got Talent 2012.
Here are the top 3 submissions in each category, as chosen by you:
The children who have been chosen in the chessed category have been chosen for their care and concern for others. The hard work, that they are willing to endure, in order to make certain that others are taken care of, is astounding, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.
The first finalist in the chessed category is 13 year old Malky Levy from Cincinnati OH. Malky spends her free time with Laizer Galprin, a young boy who was seriously burnt over a year ago and still in the healing stages. She plays games with him, studies with him, and is a friendly face as he goes through his recovery treatment. Malky has pledged to give any winnings she may receive straight to the Galprin family to help with Laizer’s medical bills.
The next finalist in the chessed category are brothers Hersh Meyer and Moshe Ringel of Monsey, NY, aged 11 and 8. The boys decided to help children who are hospitalized, by collecting money, and buying beautiful Jewish books which they donated to a local hospital. After collecting $70, Hachai publishers were generous enough to give the Ringel boys a huge discount and the boys gave 21 books to the NYU playroom. The boys are still collecting bottles and hope to buy even more books for kids in the hospital.
The last finalist in the chessed category is Chana Cunin, 12, from Reno NV. She, together with three of her friends, ran a diaper drive as a Bat Mitzvah Project. The girls planned the project together, even though they all live in different places and go to different schools.
The next category is Performance. Submissions showing artistic talents, musical talents, beautiful voices and gifted writers flooded our judges. Here are their choices and your top scorers.
First up is 13 year old Yisroel Blesofsky, a fabulous guitarist. Yisroel is musically talented, not only did he teach himself to play the guitar; he also taught himself the piano. This year, the crowds that took part in Chabad of North East Queens’ Menorah lighting, where his parents serve as shluchim, were privileged to watch him perform.
The second finalist in the Performance category is Shifra Pewzner. She is 10 years old and lives in Cedarhurst, NY. Shifra is a wonderful artist who has drawn pictures using many different art techniques and mediums, such as pencil and watercolor among others.
The last finalist in this category is Mendel Slavin aged 12 from Sydney, Australia. Mendel’s performance is like no other we received during this competition, watch and enjoy, but don’t try this at home!
The final category is Achievement. Children truly have the power to change the world and these children are well on their way through their immense learning, good deeds, and their encouragement of others to do the same.
The first finalist is Chaya Mushkah Moskowitz who hails from Northbrook, IL. At only 5 years old, Chaya Mushkah can recite a whopping 65 lines of Tanya off by heart!
Second we have the Lowenthal kids, on shlichus in Copenhagen, Denmark. These kids have recorded the story of Chanukah in Danish, something that was never available before.
And the third finalist of the Achievement category is Devorah Scop. She is 11 years old and lives in Mill Valley, California with her family who are shluchim. Devorah has a special brother. There are some things that he finds difficult to do, and so Devorah helps him with them.
The above finalists will be performing, and showcasing their talents on January 16th at the 31st Annual Tzivos Hashem Dinner. These children will be competing for their share in over $10,000 worth of prizes, for themselves and for a non-profit organization of their choice.
The evening will also star celebrated comedian Modi who will act as Master of Ceremonies for the event, and a special musical performance by world renowned singer and entertainer Avraham Fried together with the Freilach Orchestra. There will also be a performance by The Sparks Choir who will be featuring a debut single. Producer Danny Keisler of Israevents promises an evening of fun, entertainment, and a few exciting surprises! This is an event not to be missed, and an opportunity to support an organization that does so much for Jewish children internationally.
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